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Post Conference Courses


Everything You Wanted To Know About PS-Prep

Wed., Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$495 per person

Presenter: Lynnda Nelson, Ken Schroeder

speakers-099speakers-097Is your organization prepared? How prepared do you need to be? How can you benchmark your organization to measure your preparedness? Should your organization get PS-Prep certified? What do you need to know to prepare your organization for certification? How do you choose a certifying body?

If these are a few or your questions about PS Prep and you need some guidance on how to get where you need to be, PPBI may be able to help. This course brings PPBI partners together to take you inside PS Prep and navigate the need, the requirements, the standards and opportunities out there for building compliance. It then ties that information to the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program initiative.

Attendees at this course will take away with them:

  • Understand the basics of the three new standards that measure business continuity program effectiveness; and copies of each for your use
  • How to prepare your organization for the audit process for PS-Prep certification
  • A customizable PS Prep presentation to share this information with your senior management team.

The focus of this presentation is to help you understand how to measure preparedness using standards BS 25999, ASIS SPC-1, and NFPA 1600:2010 and how to speak to your senior management team.

Lynnda Nelson is the president of the Board of The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience, a non-profit 501c3 education and credentialing organization in the disciplines that support resilience.

Ken Schroeder is vice president for business continuity at Southeast Corporate. He is responsible for the life cycle management of all business continuity functions.


Fast Track to Develop or Improve Business and Government Continuity Plans

Wed. Sep 14, 1:30 p.m.-5:00:p.m.

Thurs. Sep 15, 8:30 a.m.-5:00p.m.

Fri. Sep 16, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 :p.m.

$1095 per person

Presenter: Lloyd Smith

speakers-098Now that you have attended DRJ, it is time to reap benefits and take home improved capabilities. Learn best practice business, government and community continuity principles and applications from an expert and certified instructor with real world experience in recovering from major disasters. Even when budgets are tough, organizations can’t afford to be without effective continuity plans. This total continuity course is the “silver bullet” designed to help develop/improve plans in less time and cost. For questions, contactt lrsbgcs@aol.com. Subjects include:

  • Continuity plan considerations and project management
  • Progressing from IT DR plans to business continuity
  • Emergency response to protect personnel and assets
  • Quick risk assessment and mitigation to reduce time and cost
  • Fast track with a condensed business/mission impact analysis
  • Developing recovery strategies and procedures
  • Exercising/testing plans
  • Facility recovery and critical infrastructure protection
  • Enhanced security for sabotage/terrorism avoidance
  • Success factors, audit considerations and future trends

Colonel Smith, MBCP, founded Business & Government Continuity Services, which provides risk assessments, business impact analyses, emergency response and recovery plan development, testing, team training, recovery plan coaching/mentoring and auditing.



CMC 2050: Crisis Communications Planner

Wed., Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 16, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$1345 per person

Presenter: John Cullen

speakers-100The most serious threat facing an organization is the threat to the organization’s most important asset – its reputation. To protect the organization from reputational threats requires careful, thoughtful, detailed planning and a methodology for inculcating a culture of organizational crisis preparedness.

In this two-day course, you will learn how to prepare the organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, and, after a crisis, assess and do what must be done. Attendees will earn an ANSI accredited certificate as a Crisis Communications Planner.

For more information, contact Lynnda@theicor.org

John Cullen is an ICOR faculty member and a partner with Foresight PR, a full-service public relations firm.


CBRA Seminar: Certified Business Resilience Auditor

Wed., Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$1995 per person

Presenter: Rick Wellman

speakers-101The CBRA Seminar teaches students how to conduct a business continuity program audit. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth audit methodology to help you determine the effectiveness, adequacy, and quality of an organization’s business continuity program and is designed for anyone who wants to:

  • Learn audit concepts, principles, and a step-by-step methodology
  • Conduct a BC program assessment within their own organization
  • Provide BC program audit consulting services

CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) is BRCCI’s business resilience auditor designation. A CBRA provides independent and objective assurance and consulting expertise to organizations throughout the initiation, analysis, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance process of the business continuity and resilience program.

Take the optional CBRA certification exam and become a CBRA. Learn more about becoming a CBRA at BRCCI website, www.sentryx.com or call 1-800-869-8460.

Rick Wellman, a senior business continuity and resilience trainer and consultant for Sentryx, is a highly skilled subject matter expert.


Comprehensive BIA Process – Methodology

Wed., Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$1100 per person

Presenter: ContinuityLink

ContinuityLink_banner_englishThe Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is the foundation on which to build an organisation-wide business continuity management program. The instructor will walk participants through all the steps associated to completing a BIA. This course is designed around a tried and true BIA model providing the participants with the methodology, the associated tools and the confidence required to complete a thorough business impact analysis. This course is designed for business continuity professionals with basic knowledge and experience in business continuity / disaster recovery.

This fee includes the course, the course material, soft copy of samples and templates discussed during the course. Also includes a one-year free subscription as an affiliate member of the BCI.

For more information, contact questions@continuitylink.com.

This Continuity Link course will be presented by Denis Goulet, CBCP, MBCI. He is a recognized expert in the business continuity management field with more than 20 years of experience.


Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines

(POC-6A) Course with CBCI Exam

Wed. Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m.-5:00:p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m.-12:p.m.

$1495 per person (includes access to e-learning and testing system)

Presenter: Marie-Hélène Primeau

(POC-6B) Course Only

Wed, Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$995 per person (includes access to e-learning and testing system)

(POC-6C) Exam Only

Friday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$500 per person (includes access to e-learning and testing system)

bciThis standard five day training course has been condensed down into a two day overview format that will serve as an intensive and interactive review of the BCM lifecycle as outlined in the BCI’s 6 Core BCM competencies that make up the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG).

All attendees will also receive free access to the BCI’s world-class e-learning system in order to allow for pre-conference studies as well as additional preparation prior to sitting for the BCI Certification Examination

The concepts and topic areas of the examination were derived from an analysis study of the BCI’s GPG completed by BCI subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

Marie-Hélène Primeau, MBCI, is a certified training provider of the Business Continuity Institute.